Mike Roe Digital News Producer

Mike Roe
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Mike Roe is a digital news producer for Southern California Public Radio and covers pop culture online and on air. Mike joined KPCC after working for KCTS public television in Seattle. He's covered events like Comic-Con, as well as breaking news.

Mike began his broadcast career at his high school radio station KMIH in Mercer Island, Washington, where he served as president and program director. From there he moved on to college and community radio and interned in commercial radio.

He earned a BA in history from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and also spent time studying communications, music and religion.

When he's not covering the waterfront for KPCC, Mike writes and performs with several sketch comedy groups, including the monthly late night variety show It's Past My Bedtime and weekly topical show Top Story Weekly. He's graduated from both the improv and sketch comedy programs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.


Stories by Mike Roe

Google explores fiber service in Los Angeles; AT&T launches its first fiber in LA

Google announced Tuesday that they would be exploring Los Angeles and Chicago as potential markets for for Google Fiber high-speed Internet service — but they make no guarantees.

Gamer community held virtual tribute to player killed in San Bernardino attack

His boyfriend, Ryan Reyes, told KPCC that they were both huge fans of the game. He said that some weekends, they would spend a whole day going around and playing Ingress.

What we know about the victims of the San Bernardino attack

Here are the stories of the 14 killed in the San Bernardino shooting, as well as information on the 21 who were hospitalized.

San Bernardino shooting: What we know about shooters Syed Farook, Tashfeen Malik

The motive of the shooting by Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik remains unknown, but a picture of the couple has started to develop. Here's what we know.

'Jem and the Holograms' makes history, pulled from theaters after 2 weeks

Pulling a movie so fast is something Exhibitor Relations says is unheard of for a wide release. You might even say it's "truly outrageous."

Kelly Thomas: Looking back at the police brutality case as civil trial gets underway

A wrongful death civil trial has started over the death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless mentally ill man who died following a violent altercation with Fullerton police in 2011.

SeaWorld to phase out killer whale shows in 2016

The decision to phase out the One Ocean show was based on customer feedback at the San Diego park, according to Joel Manby, president and CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

New bill aims to phase out public displays of captive orcas

A bill that aims to phase out the public display of captive killer whales was announced Friday. It follows increased scrutiny of Seaworld and how it treats whales.

Disney pulls back on marketing 'Slave Leia' and her gold bikini

Princess Leia appeared in "Return of the Jedi" in a gold bikini that was heavily marketed for decades since, but Disney is apparently putting an end to using the provocative costume.

BuzzFeed to withdraw from SXSW after gaming panels pulled due to threats

The panels, which were not BuzzFeed-sponsored, both included women who had been harassed as part of Gamergate, an online movement related to gender issues in gaming.

Jeb Bush's super-awkward Supergirl quip

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was asked about his favorite Marvel superhero. As he answered, he said he saw an ad for "Supergirl" and thinks she's "pretty hot."

Fresh & Easy grocery chain set to shut down unless sold

The Fresh & Easy grocery chain released a statement Wednesday announcing that they would be shutting down. However, they noted that they are still looking to sell.

Urban Flood Advisory issued for downtown LA, Burbank, Glendale

Heavy showers have been producing rain between 0.25 and 0.5 inches. Flooding has already hit the Boyle Heights area.

101 Freeway reopened following police activity near Universal Studios

Both directions of the 101 Freeway were reopened after being shut down earlier due to a man threatening to commit suicide by jumping off an overpass, with the man being taken into custody.

12 songs that landed Kool & The Gang a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Kool & The Gang has 12 top 10 singles, including hits like "Jungle Boogie," "Get Down On It" and "Celebration." Find out more about the story of their career told by these songs.